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Saturday, October 26, 2019

October Dividends

October has always been a rough month for me for dividends. However, led by my first Leggett & Platt dividend there was some significant growth this year. Three companies paid me a total of $8.80. It's not much but it's better than last year's $5.40. I will take it because even baby steps is movement in the right direction.


LEG   $3.20
O        $3.86
TIF     $1.74

Disclaimer

Material presented on 'Dividend Seedling' is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is the opinion of the author (a social studies teacher and not a financial advisor). None of the information should be relied on or taken as investing advice or a recommendation to invest. None of the information or opinions expressed, constitutes a solicitation of the purchase or sale of any security or investment of any kind. Please do your own research before making any investments. Do not making any purchases unless you are prepared to lose your entire investment.

Disclosure  long LEG, TIF, O 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Recent Buy XOM

Story of my life. I wish I waited a day for a slightly greater discount. But I grabbed 3 shares of XOM for $69.90 on Monday. Though has been taking a beating short term We are talking about now over a 5 percent yield for an oil Giant with a 36 year record of dividend growth. Sure the payout ratio is a little high at 75.7 percent. Yes the company is at the mercy of the oil market and this is administration. But the stock is trading at a discount right now. In terms of finances they actually beat expectations recently. There are concerns about their outspending their profits. I believe this is a temporary issue as they seek to replace production. As a long term investment I don't believe Exxon is going anywhere and is worth taking a small flyer at this discounted rate.


Disclosure Long XOM


Disclaimer

Material presented on 'Dividend Seedling' is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is the opinion of the author (a social studies teacher and not a financial advisor). None of the information should be relied on or taken as investing advice or a recommendation to invest. None of the information or opinions expressed, constitutes a solicitation of the purchase or sale of any security or investment of any kind. Please do your own research before making any investments. Do not making any purchases unless you are prepared to lose your entire investment.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

September Dividends

September has been a good month. My portfolio crossed the 12k mark and I earned 45.67 in dividends from 17 companies. Life is good.


WFC                     $3.57
HBI                       $1.50
DFS                       $2.20
AMGN                  $1.45
EMR                     $2.45
TGT                      $6.60
JNJ                        $1.90
UL                         $0.91
ADM                    $2.45
FLO                      $1.90
O                          $3.85
CMP                     $3.60
DUK                    $3.78
GM                      $1.14
D                          $2.75
BAC                    $1.80
PEP                     $3.82

Friday, September 20, 2019

Recent Buy MMM

Today I joined the dividend bandwagon buying two shares of MMM for 166.50 per share. 3M has 60 years of dividend growth and a payout ratio of 56.1 percent. I'll take the discount and the 3.45 percent yield.

There are some concerns with the company and its overall growth potential. But that is why I love buying long on short term bad news.

Disclosure: Long MMM



Disclaimer


Material presented on 'Dividend Seedling' is for informational and entertainment purposes only and is the opinion of the author (a social studies teacher and not a financial advisor). None of the information should be relied on or taken as investing advice or a recommendation to invest. None of the information or opinions expressed, constitutes a solicitation of the purchase or sale of any security or investment of any kind. Please do your own research before making any investments. Do not making any purchases unless you are prepared to lose your entire investment.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

August Dividends

August went by fast. But it was another solid month for me. Eleven companies paid a total of $44.52 in dividends. I can feel myself inching toward my first $50 month. This is an exciting year. A third child coming this month and still able to add to my dividends. Life is good.




GIS          5.39
T            12.24
CVS        6.00
DAL        1.61
ABBV     4.28
O             3.85
KMI        1.50
CAT        2.06
WELL     4.35
SBUX     2.88
INN         0.36

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Recent Buy LEG


I recently bought 8 shares of LEG for $38.75 per share. In a market where it is a challenge to find value this was a no brainer for me. This is a company I've been following for years. They make metal bed frames but all other furniture and manufactured parts that are featured in automobiles, homes, offices, and aircraft. They are extremely diversified working with a variety of different manufacturers and have been around since 1883. LEG's Dividend has increased for 47 years and the payout ratio is at just 61.1 percent. This for a stock that is currently yielding 4.15 percent. They have had a recent uptick in insider buys and their institutional ownership is 81.95 percent of the stock. Among 6 analysts 3 have LEG as a buy and 3 have it as a hold. The consensus 1 year price target is $46 per share, with a high of $52 per share.

Disclosure:

Long LEG

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

July Dividends

July is traditionally a slow month for me and this month is no exception. At some point I'm going to have to add more January, April, July, and October payers. Three companies paid a total of  $7.35 which is up 28 cents from last July. The difference was that both TIF and DIS raised their dividend.



TIF    $1.74
O       $3.85
DIS   $1.76

Disclosure: Long TIF, O, DIS



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October Dividends

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